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· Sea Hag
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Hi all... New here! Seems like a friendly, knowledgeable board here. Been searching archives and all that good stuff.

I'm interested in these beautiful Dobermans! I currently have a German Shepherd (GSD) and we have honestly always thought that we wouldn't get another. However, I believe that Henneh probably doesn't have a "typical" GSD temperament, and am still considering them as well.

Anyone here with an experience with both breeds? I know dogs are individuals, but if you had to generalize, what would you say about each? What do you like about each?

Thanks in advance for the opinions!

-Erica
I've had both, and loved both breeds. But there are differences-I think GSD are more biddable, probably more stable, not as sensitive and quirky. Smart, but not anywhere near as intelligent as a doberman. But they've got all that HAIR, and TAILS...and those are votes against them from me. :)

Probably the best comparison I ever saw was made in an old doberman magazine in an interview with a schutzhund trainer. I'm paraphrasing here, but he said the GSD was the good soldier that would jump through a ring of fire if the owner asked it to. The rottie didn't want to be in the army. And the doberman was the crazy one...LOL.
 
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